Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Campus: NYC

This 42-credit MPA program in Public Administration is designed to prepare students to obtain public and nonprofit positions. Full-time students can complete course work in two years and part-time students typically in four years. The program consists of required core courses, track/specialization courses, and elective courses.

Through its multi-pronged curriculum, MPA graduates qualify for positions that require strong analytical and administrative skills, management expertise, and in-depth knowledge in specific policy areas. Additionally, Pace University’s close interaction with local government agencies, healthcare entities, and national and international nonprofit organizations provides a unique work-study program for students in their specialized fields. Students choose one of three tracks:

 Program Requirements for All Three Tracks

Core Courses
PAA 601Public Administration and its Environment3
PAA 602Organization Theory and Management3
PAA 603Economics of Government, Health Care and Nonprofit Entities3
PAA 604Budgeting and Financial Analysis3
PAA 606Research Design for Administrators3
PAA 607Applied Data Analysis3
PAA 699Capstone Project Seminar3
Track Requirements
Select one of the following:12
Government Track
Not-for-Profit Management Track
Health Care Administration Track
Elective Requirements
Select three of the following: 19
Accounting for Government, Health Care and Nonprofit Entities
Ethics and Leadership
Personnel Administration / Human Resources
Management and Organizational Development
Collective Bargaining and Labor Relations
Strategic Planning and Marketing
Project Development and Grant Writing
Management Issues in Gerontologic Services
Advanced Financial Management
Advanced Economic Analysis
Environmental Science Policy
Local Government Law
Municipal Management
Regional Planning
Community Health Assessment
Legal Aspects Of Health Administration
Hc Quality Assurance/Risk Mgt
Law and Board Governance for Not-for-Profit Managers
External Relations for Public Service Organizations: Mission Marketing, Advocacy, and Communications
Seminar/Lab in Social Entrepreneurship
Database Management Systems
Information Systems Principles
Information Systems Design and Development
Total Credits42

Government Track

PAA 630Intergovernmental Relations1-3
PAA 632Policy Studies3
PAA 641Municipal Management3
PAA 644Seminar in Government Management3
Total Credits10-12

NonProfit Management Track

PAA 615Program Planning and Evaluation3
PAA 670The Not-for-Profit Sector3
PAA 673Financial Resource Development for Not-for-Profits3
PAA 681Advanced Seminar for Not-for-Profit Management Issues3
Total Credits12

Health Care Administration Track

PAA 650The United States Health Care System3
PAA 652Health Policy Studies3
PAA 661Hospital and Health Services Administration3
PAA 665Seminar in Health Services Management3
Total Credits12

Total Credit Hours: 42